First up are the 5 creations that I submitted to the Jewelry Accord Book call for Contributors that Lorelei and Erin
I love the lampworked spacers by Julsbeads. These were my very first lampworked beads that I have ever purchased, and they are wonderful! I spent last Thursday-Sunday hand-dying all of the silk ribbon for these projects as well as etching and patinaing (is that a word) all the metal pieces. This was my first attempt at etching and metalworking and I loved it. I can't wait to do more. This pendant is etched with a bamboo design.
This velvet cuff is very lovely and makes me feel like going to a party!
This bracelet has a handmade glass connector with vintage lace encased in it. Vintage mother-of-pearl buttons, velvet ribbon, and hand-dyed silk rosette round this one out.
This bracelet has an etched brass plate with two love birds in a tree. Vintage lace, jade, and pearls.
I love this one, in fact I wore it to work today. I made the etched metal connectors and combined with wooden stick beads, bronze beads, suede, and a bone button pendant.
And last but not least is the bracelet that I did with the beads that my mom sent to me:
I combined the brown crystals, taupe seed beads, lucite leaves and flowers that she sent to me on a copper chain, added cream pearls, fire-polished triangles for the flower centers. I then made additional layers by adding 2 strings of the seed beads and a length of vintage ribbon/lace/trim the I found at a thrift store the last time I visited her.
I hope you enjoy my creations!